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Upminster Park Recreation Ride – Saturday 9th August

There was a good turnout of 9 riders who met outside the visitors centre at the RSPB in Purfleet. We had the pleasure of meeting Fiona for whom this was her first ride with us.

We set off along the riverfront for a couple of miles and then headed northwards through the centre of Rainham and into the Ingrebourne Valley.

The weather was warm and perfect for our ride. There was a slight hiccup when we had to take an on-road diversion due to flooding along part of the Hornchurch Country Park.

Finally we reached Upminster Park where we had a big decision to make. Where as some riders use energy bars and drinks Bob needs chips to keep going..

We found a cafe nearby and afterwards returned to Grays via South Ockendon.

Gateway Upminster Park Recreation Riders

Gateway Upminster Park Recreation Riders

David Fish

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2 Responses to "Upminster Park Recreation Ride – Saturday 9th August"

  1. Robert Drake Robert Drake says:

    Well done Dave for organising this ride,very interesting route,good café in Upminster for curry and chips, good company .looking forward to the next one.Bob D.

  2. Fiona Fiona says:

    Thanks David for organising such an enjoyable ride, and thank you to all the Gateway members for all their encouragement and support on my first time ride out with them……huge thanks to Bob for babysitting the slowcoach at the back too! He deserved his chips plus a medal 🙂 Looking forward to the next one. Fiona